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Seg. 1: COVID-19's Frontline Fighters | Seg. 2: Dividing Household Chores

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Health care workers across Missouri have been hearing mixed messages from their employers with regard to appropriate personal protective gear, said Heidi Lucas, of the Missouri Nurses Association.

Segment 1: Health care workers continue to work in unsafe environments.

A lack of protective gear and the silent nature of COVID-19 are just two new concerns piled on top of existing ones Kansas City health care providers deal with during the pandemic. Many are already coming to terms with the idea they will likely contract the virus.

Segment 2, beginning at 35:45: Getting house work done while working from home

Has the work-from-home nature of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic changed the division of labor when it comes to household chores or child care? We explored the implications of such a shift, and whether they stand to persist after work-arrangements return to normal.

KCUR wants to hear stories of what’s helping you get through these tough times.

We want to hear what’s helping you get through these tough times. Whether it’s a random act of kindness or a personal ritual, let us know. Leave a voicemail at 816-398-8207 ‬with your brief story, name, and where you live. You can also email a voice memo to KCUR producer Mackenzie Martin at mackenzie@kcur.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.